Definition of ology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒlədʒi/

noun (plural ologies)

informal, humorous
A subject of study; a branch of knowledge.
Example sentences
  • Well you've learned a lot from the ‘ologies that you studied: sociology, anthropology, and psychology, where religion is a kind of man-made myth that compensates for the have-nots.
  • Pathology is the study of diseases but, like many ologies (ideology, biology, epistemology etc), it has come to refer to the object of study itself.
  • I believe the battle against bad ideology and bad theology (fill in additional ‘ologies’) is for better or worse fought out in those realms.



Example sentences
  • The various ‘ologists’ are still fighting about which came first, the conscious music making or the aural invitation ‘I say, would you like the next dance?’
  • Of course cases like this would be nothing without the ‘ologists ‘or expert witnesses.’
  • Maybe these ‘ologists are speaking out of the back of their stethoscopes.

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